Nov 9, 2006
“I hired Ed Bradley because he's a member of a minority. He's a great gentleman and a great reporter -- and if that ain't a minority, I don't know one.”
Don Hewitt, introducing Ed Bradley to a racially mixed crowd at an awards ceremony
Via NPR: Bradley was one of the few African-American journalists in such a high-profile position at the time he was hired to work for 60 Minutes. In a speech Hewitt gave to a racially mixed crowd, introducing Ed Bradley for a journalism award, the producer toyed with the crowd's sensitivities about Bradley's race.
Shocked to hear that Ed Bradley of CBS's 60 minutes is no more. A savvy journalist with a distinct talent that gave 60 minutes a voice compelling viewers to tune in every Sunday. He shall be missed.